Monday, January 31, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Lovely Jewelry from Kaliah Designs will make your Valentine's Day Special - ENDS 2/7 (CLOSED)

Win this beautiful Necklace & Earrings Set from Kaliah Designs
Beautiful Handmade Jewelry made right here in Metro Detroit...

What do you plan to buy for Valentine's Day?  Jewelry is one of the most universal expressions of love and a one of kind piece of jewelry would make anyone feel special.  So for this upcoming Valentine's Day, consider buying handmade jewelry from metro Detroit entrepreneur Adriane Baden, the owner of Kaliah Designs.

Adriane has been a longtime supporter of FREEISMYLIFE and she recently started her own jewelry design business. As you can tell from the photos, this is one talented lady who knows how to design and produce one-of-a-kind jewelry that women want.

Adriane is a self-taught jeweler who creates one of a kind vintage inspired looks that are affordable and modern in fashion. Inspired by what is going on around her, she creates pieces that will compliment any outfit, day or night. With a flirty, fun and sexy personality, each piece is sure to catch an eye or two. When not working on creating beautiful looks, Adriane enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Benji, cooking, and shopping for new looks to create.

Adriane is giving away on FREEISMYLIFE two beautiful pieces of handcrafted jewelry just in time for Valentine's Day.  Here are the specs for the set:

The Beautiful Earrings:
Made with hypo allergenic gold finding fish ear wires
Two semi-precious Garnet stones wire wrapped
Gold finding chain and pendent

The Fabulous Necklace:
Gold finding chain & pendent
Semi-precious Garnet stones wire wrapped for safety
Gold finding toggle.

So fabulous, Yet So Affordable...
Can you guess the retail price of these pieces?  I bet you would never guess they are only $45 for the set! Adriane knows how to marry "beautiful" with "affordable".  To see more of Adriane's jewelry, visit her website at http://www.kaliahdesigns.com/.


GIVEAWAY
One FREEISMYLIFE Reader will win this fabulous Kaliah Designs one of kind jewelry set that retails for $45. HOLLA TO THE FREE!

TO ENTER:

-Fill out the information in the form below.

- One entry per person please.

- YOU MUST FOLLOW KALIAH DESIGNS ON FACEBOOK TO ENTER THIS CONTEST.


- Anyone that enters this contest and does not follow Kaliah Designs on Facebook will be disqualified from this giveaway.

- The giveaway ends on Tuesday, February 8, 2010 at 11:59am EST.

- The winner will be selected by random number generation.

- Giveaway fulfillment by Kaliah Designs.

- United States addresses only.

EXTRA CONTEST ENTRIES

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for tweeting the following message on Twitter "I entered the @freeismylife contest to win 1-of-a-kind Valentine Day Jewelry from @kaliahdesigns http://t.co/cv6PtrC "




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CONTEST IS CLOSED

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER - MADELYNE S. OF EMMETT, MI !!!!




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Sunday, January 30, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Win 4 Tickets to Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 at The Palace - March 9-13 - GIVEAWAY ENDS 2/19 (CLOSED)

Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

All Of Your Favorite Toys Come To Life On Ice Starting March 9 at the Palace of Auburn Hills

The Palace of Auburn Hills welcomes Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the whole gang as they take to the ice in Disney On Ice presentsDisney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3With memorable moments from Toy Story, Toy Story 2 andToy Story 3 the whole family is sure to have a blast. This brand-new ice spectacular visits The Palace of Auburn Hills from March 9-13 for 10 performances.

Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 begins as Andy prepares for college and is deciding the fate of his favorite childhood pals. Woody reminds the gang that they are still Andy’s toys and they reminisce over their many adventures together. The audience will join Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Slinky Dog, Rex, Bullseye, Hamm, Barbie, and everyone’s favorite spuds – Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head on a hilarious trip down memory lane and follow them on their newest adventure: a daring escape mission from Sunnyside Daycare to ensure that “no toy gets left behind.” 

To enhance this live experience, the production will feature a colossal set and state-of-the art projection design, allowing adults and children alike to virtually shrink down as Andy’s room is transformed from human to toy-sized.

Show Dates/Times:
Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.; and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.; and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Toy Story 3 are available at the Palace of Auburn Hills Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, The Palace Locker Room Stores and http://www.ticketmaster.com/. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit http://www.disneyonice.com/.


GIVEAWAY
Disney On Ice is graciously giving one FREEISMYLIFE reader four complimentary passes that can be redeemed for four actual tickets at the Palace of Auburn Hills Box Office for any of the show dates listed below:

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 11 at 11:00am

TO ENTER:

-Fill out the information in the form below.

- One entry per person please.

- The contest ends on Friday, February 18, 2010 at 11:59am EST.

- The winner will be selected by random number generation.

- Vouchers will be mailed to the winner.

- You must live within driving distance of the Palace of Auburn Hills to win this contest.

EXTRA CONTEST ENTRIES

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for tweeting the following message on Twitter "I entered the @freeismylife contest to win metro Detroit Disney One Ice Toy Story 3 Tix http://t.co/ZT0P6kK "

Goodluck!


GONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER -Marlena M. of Detroit 

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BOGO FREE GAME OF BOWLING for donating to Goodwill "Bowling for Jobs" Campaign 2/1 - 3/6

METRO DETROITERS “BOWLING FOR JOBS” AND “DONATING FOR JOBS” WITH GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER DETROIT

Supporters receive coupon for buy one game of bowling, get one free at 10 Metro Detroit bowling centers

WHAT:   Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Blue Ribbon Bowling Centers invite Metro Detroiters to “Bowl for Jobs” and “Donate for Jobs” at locations in nine area cities. Each location will accept monetary donations and gently used clothing or other items from Tuesday, February 1, 2011 through Sunday, March 6, 2011. The best donated items will be among those sold at Goodwill’s new flagship upscale resale store in Canton, Mich. (41937 Ford Rd.).

Every donor will receive a coupon for one free game of bowling with the purchase of another game.

Participating centers include: Beech Lanes in Redford, Cherry Hill Lanes in Dearborn Heights, Drakeshire Lanes in Farmington Hills, Luxury Lanes in Ferndale, Mayflower Lanes in Redford, Novi Bowl in Novi, Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights, Thunderbird Lanes in Troy, Westland Bowl in Westland and Woodland Lanes in Livonia.

Each of the participating centers also will raise funds for the campaign through 50/50 raffles during league bowling. Donation and raffle activities supporting Goodwill are in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Bowling Centers league “St. Patrick’s Pot o’ Gold Tournament.”

WHY:    
All donations support the employment training and education programs of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, the only organization in Southeast Michigan dedicated solely to helping local people overcome employment challenges and earn jobs.

WHEN:    
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 through Sunday, March 6, 2011

WHERE:    

Beech Lanes (15492 Beech Daly Rd., Redford, MI 48239)
Cherry Hill Lanes (300 N Inkster Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127)
Drakeshire Lanes (35000 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48335)
Luxury Lanes (600 East 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220)
Mayflower Lanes (26600 Plymouth Rd., Redford, MI 48239)
Novi Bowl (21700 Novi Rd., Novi, MI 48375)
Sunnybrook Lanes (Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313)
Thunderbird Lanes (400 West Maple Rd., Troy, Michigan 48084)
Westland Bowl (5940 N Wayne Rd., Westland, Michigan 48185)
Woodland Lanes (33775 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150)


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FREE Healthy Living Seminars in February from Henry Ford Health System 2/2 2/9 2/10 2/17 2/22 WOODHAVEN - RSVP

Henry Ford Health System presents FREE Healthy Living Seminars

Henry Ford Health System invites the public to attend Healthy Living Seminars, free presentations by Henry Ford experts on heart topics in February.  The programs will be held at the Henry Ford Self-health Center, 23400 Allen Rd., in Woodhaven.

Energy Therapy – Learn about energy healing, a therapy that can benefit surgical recovery, emotional trauma, and wound healing.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6 – 7 p.m.

Financial Wellness – Financial stress and debt can lead to all sorts of health problems. Discover habits that will help you get rid of credit card debt, save money, and create a budget.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7– 8 p.m.

Know Your Risk – Registered nurses will check blood pressure, cholesterol and lifestyle behaviors that may put you at greater risk of developing heart disease.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Limited availability – please call (734) 676-3813 to ensure a time slot.

Heart-Healthy Nutrition – Come learn how to prepare meals that are heart healthy.  Learn what foods can cause damage to your heart, and how to modify favorite recipes.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 3 – 4 p.m.

Heart-Healthy Activity – Discover activities that are most beneficial for your heart and how you can fit them into your life.
  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 – 7 p.m.

Heart-Healthy Minds – Your mental state can have a large impact on your heart health.  Learn techniques to manage stress, lower blood pressure and decrease strain on your heart.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6 – 7 p.m.

Space is limited.  For registration and further information please call (734) 676-3813 or visit www.henryfordselfhealth.com.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

GIVEAWAY: "Just Baked" Cupcakes can make any Valentine's Day special - ENDS 2/9 (CLOSED)

Give your Sweetie a different type of Flower for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is Just Right with Just Baked

In July, I told you all about the wonderful Detroit area treasure "Just Baked" bakery and the delicious cupcakes supplied by owner Pam Turkin. In November, I told you about the custom Thanksgiving Day creations from "Just Baked" that would make any holiday meal special.

And now, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I bet that cupcakes may not be on the top of your list for your love, but they should be when they are "Just Baked" cupcakes.  Because just for Valentine's Day, "Just Baked" is baking up Cupcake Bouquets that any person would be overjoyed to receive for Valentine's Day.

The "Just Baked" Cupcake Bouquet - YUMMY!
I mean, isn't this the cutest Cupcake Bouquet you have seen? The Cupcake Bouquet is ten delicious Just Baked cupcakes decorated with sugar flowers and presented in a clear container tied with a ribbon.  I am getting hungry just looking at this photo. Owner Pam Turkin of "Just Baked" is truly the "Cake Boss" of Detroit!!

Just Baked Gourmet Cupcakes are $2.95 each / 2 for $5.50 / 6 for $12.50 / 12 for $24.00. Click here to see the complete menu.

Just Baked has locations in Royal Oak, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Canton and Novi.

If you have never tried "Just Baked" baked goods, keep reading to find out how you can win a "Just Baked" Cupcake Bouquest just in time for Valentine Day ...

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GIVEAWAY:  
One FREEISMYLIFE reader will win one Cupcake Bouquet from Just Baked. Yummy!

TO ENTER:

-Fill out the information in the form below.

-One entry per person please.

- The contest ends on Wednesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:59am EST.

-The winner will be selected by random number generation.

-Contest fulfillment will be provided by Just Baked.

- The winner can pick up the Just Baked Cupcake Bouquet at any of the Just Baked stores.  You must live within driving distance of a "Just Baked" bakery in order to win this contest.

EXTRA CONTEST ENTRIES

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following Just Baked on Facebook.

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- You can get 1 extra contest entry for tweeting the following message on Twitter "I entered the @freeismylife contest to win a Valentine's Day Cup Cake Bouquet from @JustBaked http://t.co/9yDwz0I "

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Random.org has spoken.  Out of 288 entries, Random.org has picked #47.  Congratulations to the winner of the $25 "Just Baked" Cupcake Bouquet - Eric V. of Lathrup Village.


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Why Is Everybody Else Rich & I'm Not?


Original Flicker Photo Credit: Ping├╝ino
Don't Read This. It will Hurt Your Feelings...For the past month, I have been reading a book called "Attention! This Book will Make You Money" by Jim Kukral. The book shows how to use "Attention Marketing" to get the word out about your business for FREE. Believe it or not, I (the queen of cheap) actually paid money to buy this book - OK there may have been a coupon and gift certificate involved in the transaction, but the book was not totally free. Anyway, I loved the book and have been following Jim ever since.  This week, Jim posted the following slideshow on his website with 13 reasons that are keeping people from being rich.  I think Jim hit on the main reasons that most of us fail to totally commit to working toward our dreams.Just a warning that what is on this slides WILL hurt most folks feelings - they sure hurt my feelings. But they serve as a reminder that nothing worth having comes easy.Click here if you cannot see the slideshow

So what do you think? Leave a comment and share your thoughts...

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FREE Detroit Winter Blast 2/11 - 2/13 Campus Martius - THE GIANT SNOW SLIDE IS BACK!!

WINTER BLAST RETURNS TO CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK FEBRUARY 11–13

The Motown Winter Blast returns to Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit for the seventh consecutive year Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 13. This year, the Winter Blast will have extended hours. The show will open on Friday at 11 a.m., instead of 3 p.m., thanks to the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Come and ice skate for free at the Campus Martius Park skating rink courtesy of Charter One Bank. Winter Blast is only time each year where Metro Detroiters can skate at no charge in the fabulous and fun skating rink.

On Sat., February 12 and Sun., February 13, Radio Disney AM 910 and DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan will be inside the Meijer Family Tent. From the Meijer Family Stage, B.C. and the AM 910 Radio Disney Road Crew will rock out during the D-Tour, a one-hour high-energy show full of games, music and tons of prizes for the whole family.

Everyone 16 years of age and under are encouraged to visit the Radio Disney AM 910 booth to enter a drawing for a chance to win a family trip to attend ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 3– 6, 2011. Also on Saturday and Sunday, children will be able to try out their Sports Casting skills LIVE on the air.

For the second consecutive year, the Winter Blast will partner with Matrix Human Services and the Grosse Pointe Rotary in support of “Breaking the ICE on the cycle of Poverty” program. Volunteers from each organization will help collect nonperishable food items, new clothing and books at the festival gates as part of a special Detroit’s Winter Blast voluntary “admission fee.” All donated items will be used to support a massive service project that will fight hunger in metro Detroit. Last year, more than 600,000 lbs. of items were collected and this year the festival wants to exceed that mark.

Appearing for the first time sine 2008, Motown Winter Blast presents the Snow Slide thanks to the Ambassador Bridge Company! Located in Michigan Avenue this 200 ft long, 32 ft high mound of packed snow is a festival favorite. Children and adults can ride the slide for $3 a ticket. Courtesy of the Ambassador Bridge Company kids can ride FREE on Friday- from 11am-4pm.

FREE Snowmaking returns to Winter Blast with special snow cannons that will add to the festive, winter environment. The cannons will augment natural snow to guarantee snowshoeing and snow hills for children to enjoy. In addition, many other favorite outdoor activities from previous years will return, such as marshmallow roasting, professional and amateur ice skating exhibitions, and brilliantly carved and lighted ice sculptures.


Three stages will boast more than 50 performing musical acts. All Winter Blast concerts are FREE. The festival also will offer an arts and crafts area, food from 10 restaurants and caterers, and other entertainment.  See the entire stage schedule below...

Michigan Lottery Stage Schedule
  • Located in the GM Foundation Taste of Detroit Tent 

Friday, February 11
11:30 to 1:00 p.m.       Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin  (Acoustic)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.         Sunny Side Up  (Americana)
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.         Bear Lake
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         Out There In Space (World/Pop)
6:00 to 7:15 p.m.         Mistee Merritt (Neo-Soul/R&B)
7:45 to 9:00 p.m.         The Muggs (Blues/Rock)
9:30 to 11:00 p.m.       Larry Lee  (Ol' Skool Funk)
           
Saturday, February 12        
11:30 to 1:00 p.m.       Dig a Phony  (Beatles Tribute)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.         Soul Hustler (Rock & Soul)
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.         Just Another Band from Detroit (Zappa Tribute)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.         Sport Coat & Attitude  (Jazz/R&B)
6:30 to 730 p.m.          Laith Al-Saadi  (Blues)
8:00 to 9:00 p.m.         American Mars  (Americana)
9:30 to 11:00 p.m.       Reverend Right Time  (Straight-Up Party!!!)
           
Sunday, February 13           
11:30 to 1:00 p.m.       Mark Falconberry (Gospel/Blues)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.         Torch with a Twist
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.         Alan Turner & the Steel Horse Band (Country)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         Black Beauty (Blues/Rock)
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.         Jill Jack (Americana)
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.         The Reefermen  (Rock)

Flagstar Bank Stage Schedule

  • Located in GM Foundation Comfort Zone on Woodward north of Campus Martius Park 

Friday, February 11
11:30 to 1:00 p.m.       Cass Dufrin (Folk/Rock)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.         Carl Henry
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.         TJ Kelly (Country)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         David Gerald (Funk/R&B)
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.         Jeff Maylin (Jazz/Blues)
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.         Black Irish (Rock)
9:00 to 11:00 p.m.       MOVEMENT Electronic Music
           
Saturday, February 12        
11:30 to 1:00 p.m.       Gia Warner (Acoustic)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.         John Holk & The Sequins
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.         Chunky Funk Band (Funk/R&B)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         Carolyn Striho  (Indie Rock)
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.         Susan Calloway (Folk/Rock)
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.         The Howling Diablos (Pure Funk)
9:00 to 11:00 p.m.       MOVEMENT Electronic Music
           
Sunday, February 13           
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.     Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (Folk/Rock)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.         ShortBusDetroit.Com (Classic Rock)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.         Teddy Richards (Acoustic)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.         Gasoline Gypsy (Rock)
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.         Longneck Stranglers (Country Funk)
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.         Persuasion (Straight-Up Party!!!)

Meijer Stage Schedule

  • Located in the Compuware World Headquarters Atrium  


Friday, February 11
5:00 to 5:30p.m.          Rosco the Clown Show
5:30 to 6:00p.m.          Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Demonstration with Tina Miller
6:00 to 6:30p.m.          Pure Imagination Magic Show
6:30 to 7:00p.m.          Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Demonstration with Tina Miller
7:00 to 7:45p.m.          Laugh It Up with Rosco
8:15 to 9:30 p.m.         Jody Raffoul (Acoustic Rock)
9:45 to 11:00 p.m.       Cliff Gracey (Acoustic Rock)

Saturday, February 12        
12:00 to1:00p.m.         The D-Tour featuring B.C. and the Radio Disney Road Crew
1:00 to 2:00p.m.          ESPN the Weekend Feature- Try out your Sports Casting Skills
2:00 to 3:00p.m.          The D-Tour featuring B.C. and the Radio Disney Road Crew
3:30 to 4:00p.m.          Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff
4:00 to 4:30p.m.          Puppet Theatre: Jo-Jo Fish
4:30 to 5:00p.m.          Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Demonstration with Tina Miller
5:00 to 5:30p.m.          Rosco the Clown Show
5:30 to 6:00p.m.          Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Demonstration with Tina Miller
6:00 to 6:30p.m.          Punch & Judy Puppet Show
6:30 to 7:00p.m.          Pure Imagination Magic Show
7:00 to 7:45p.m.          Laugh It Up with Rosco
8:15 to 9:30 p.m.         Stewart Francke (Acoustic Rock)
9:45 to 11:00 p.m.       Frankie D'Angelo (Acoustic Rock)

Sunday, February 13           
12:00 to1:00p.m.         The D-Tour featuring B.C. and the Radio Disney Road Crew
1:00 to 2:00p.m.          ESPN the Weekend Feature- Try out your Sports Casting Skills
2:00 to 3:00p.m.          The D-Tour featuring B.C. and the Radio Disney Road Crew
3:30 to 4:00p.m.          Pure Imagination Magic Show
4:00 to 4:30p.m.          Puppet Theatre: Billy Goats Gruff
4:30 to 5:00p.m.          Comedy Illusions with Randy
5:00 to 5:30p.m.          Rosco the Clown Show
5:30 to 6:00p.m.          Cool Tricks and Funny Stuff
6:00 to 6:30p.m.          Punch & Judy Puppet Show
6:30 to 7:00p.m.          Comedy Illusions with Randy

THE OFFICIAL DETROIT WINTER BLAST MAP
Click here for a map of the Detroit Winter Blast.

For additional information on the Detroit Winter Blast, visit http://www.winterblast.com/.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

TODAY ONLY DEAL 1/28 !!! Pay just $15 for $30 at ShoeBuy + FREE SHIPPING



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Expires 11:59 PM - Jan 28, 2011


TODAY ONLY DEAL AT SHOEBUY.COM!!!

Ladies, we know what you're up to. As soon as your boss rounds the corner you're already on page two of J Crew's sweater section, scrolling your way through a rainbow of cashmere and stifling your oohs and ahhs. The only thing better than the thrill of sneaky shopping is getting a great purchase for a steal. Buy today's Save and receive a $30 gift card to spend at Shoebuy.com and FREE SHIPPING. With over 1,100 brands to choose from, you'll be occupied at least until your lunch break. 


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COUPON: $5 off $15 Table Purchase at TGI Fridays ENDS 2/21

CHEAP FOOD IS A WONDERFUL THING

Use this coupon to get $5 off a $15 or more table purchase at TGI Fridays.

Thanks to Liz Parker from Yes/No Films for this info.

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FREE Author Meet/Greet with Ann Arbor Author Nicholas Delbanco 1/31 7pm Ann Arbor Borders

FREE Discussion and Book Singing with Nicholas Delbanco

Ann Arbor author explores the fascinating question of why some people's creative talents flourish while others fade.

In his new book, Nicholas Delbanco, one of America's most formidable scholars, tackles the enigma of "lastingness," searching for the answers to the question of why some artists' work diminishes with age, and that of others reaches its peak. Both an intellectual inquiry ino the essence of aging and creativity and a personal journey of discovery, LASTINGNESS is a brilliant exploration of what determines what one needs to do to keep the habits of creation and achievement alive.

Ann Arbor-Downtown - Borders
612 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - January 27, 2011

Administrative Assistant for Membership and Advocacy (Lansing)
Michigan Nonprofit Association seeks an Administrative Assistant for Membership and Advocacy. This full-time position based out of the Lansing office assists the Membership Manager and Public Policy Director with all administrative functions to ensure growth of the Association membership and implementation of advocacy efforts. A full description is available here(posted 1-27-11)


EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Grand Rapids)
National Non-profit organization headquartered in Grand Rapids has immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant.  Must be a detail-oriented, team player with strong communication skills, self-motivated and able to work in an environment supporting several projects and staff simultaneously.  Must have the ability to create efficient systems for data storage, office systems and general organization.  Must have the ability to foster professional relationships remotely.  2-5 years minimum experience; must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs; Raisers Edge experience is preferred.  Full-time with benefits or part time position available. Interested parties can send resumes to Pam Peterson at pam@phoenix-society.org(posted 1-26-11) 


Chief Financial Officer (Lansing)
Capital Area United Way seeks a Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. The CFO directs the fiscal functions of the organization in accordance with accounting principles, state and federal requirements, and United Way Worldwide standards. The position also directs the internal operations of the organization including all human resource functions. A full description is available here(posted 1-24-11)

NPPN(NON-PROFIT PERSONNEL NETWORK) IS RECRUITING FOR A FOUNDATION DIRECTOR!
The Tolfree Foundation was incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization to provide financial support to construct new facilities, purchase needed equipment, and expand services at West Branch Regional Medical Center. It’s safe to say without the generous support of the community and staff the medical center would still only be a dream. A full description is available here(posted 1-24-11)

Director of Residential Services (Flint)
Whaley Children’s Center is accepting applications for the Director of Residential Services. This position is responsible for management of the Agency’s residential program including implementing the Agency’s treatment philosophy, maintaining the treatment milieu and ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the entire residential program. The position requires a Master’s degree in human services field and 2 years directly related experience or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of directly related experience. Interested individuals can access an application at www.whaleychildren.org(posted 1-21-11)

Online Engagement Manager (Detroit)
Online Engagement Manager, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Responsible for strategic use of online tools, best practices in the use of online engagement, and the development of interactive strategies that connect to broader Foundation communications and program plans, and supports the Foundation’s objectives for awareness, education and growth. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, manage online content and implementation of selected social media strategies. Maintain Foundation website including writing, design and updating. Manage development of web-based applications for Foundation projects and initiatives. Evaluate and revise online marketing and engagement strategies; evaluate developments in online communications technology for best practices and trends. Manage search engine optimization. Review , monitor, track and post information to appropriate and relevant blogs. Collect, research and analyze data to report and evaluate online media performance metrics. Manage and develop Foundation presentations using PowerPoint or other technologies. Interface with IT and outside vendors. Coordinate communications with all departments to ensure consistent and accurate messaging. Requirements: Minimum 3-5 years related experience with new media, social media and online communications. Experience managing online tools and developing online communities as part of an integrated communications strategy. Working knowledge of online communications technology with particular interest in emerging trends. Excellent proofreading and copy editing skills. Substantial knowledge of PowerPoint; Adobe Reader, InDesign, basic HTML knowledge. Strong proficiency with spreadsheets and database programs. E-mail cover letter and resume to Diana Greig (dgreig@cfsem.org). (posted 1-19-11)

MCC AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions (various locations)
There’s a way to make a lasting impact on the lives of others that’s unlike any other—by serving a year of National Service. You have what it takes to be the change you wish to see in the world. Use your skills and experience to help improve lives and serve your country. Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) AmeriCorps*VISTA members act as transformative agents between higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. AmeriCorps*VISTA members create service opportunities and engage students in the community, in order to gain a richer and more valuable experience outside the classroom. AmeriCorps*VISTA members build mutually beneficial relationships which lead to long-term partnerships between community-based organizations and colleges, enhance the quality of campus community service and service learning programs, improve student leadership in service, increase the number of students coordinating programs, and increase the number of students in direct service within their campus communities. The benefits are endless, but include an annual living allowance of $10,296.00-$11,235.00 depending on county of service, an Education Award of $5,350 or End-of-Service Award of $1,500 upon completion of full term of service, student loan forbearance (if Education Award is elected), training and professional development, and health insurance. Requirements are as follows: college experience, knowledge of or experience on a campus and/or with the AmeriCorps*VISTA program, strong interest and experience in college service programs, commitment to the mission of the project and its impact on communities, knowledge and interest in working with students and diverse groups of people, proven leadership ability, public speaking and event planning, strong organizational skills, project and multi-task management, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to drive and access to a vehicle, and ability to make a full-year commitment. For more information, please visit http://www.micampuscompact.org/vistaprogram.aspx or contact Mel Strapec at 517.492.2436 or mccvista@micampuscompact.org(posted 1-19-11)

CHILD CARE TEACHER (F/T) (Ypsilanti). 
Provide direct care to preschool children of homeless families. BA in Early Childhood Education, or BA in Family Life or Family Education. Details @ www.soscs.org. Send resume and cover letter to hr@soscs.org EOE (posted 1-19-11)

Safe Routes to School Director (Lansing)
Lead a dynamic team of professionals to change the behaviors of a generation and promote healthy lifestyles. Direct all aspects of the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) Safe Routes to School (SR2S) contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), including meeting federal and state requirements and working collaboratively with MDOT to plan and implement program objectives. Supervise staff and oversee state network subcontractors and state evaluation to achieve contract goals and objectives. More information and application instructions are here: http://www.michiganfitness.org/documents/2011SR2SDirectorv2.pdf. (posted 1-19-11)

Consultant Funds Development - (West Region Foundation/FT/Days)-0195487103
St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health Ministry in the United States.Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System is a Catholic health ministry committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. A full position description is available here.(posted 1-19-11)

Program Officer (Detroit)
PROGRAM OFFICER, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, to provide leadership, guidance and expertise for Foundation’s greenways and sustainable community strategies, community development & engagement, grantmaking and educational programs. Knowledge of urban planning, greenway/ open space planning & community development required including current issues and key networks, public and private revenue streams, and experience in using online networks and social media to drive program implementation. Responsibilities: Develop, lead and implement programs supporting Foundation’s GreenSpace & sustainable community strategies, community leadership initiatives, and general grantmaking. Implement GreenSpace, an online community, networking and leadership development program focusing on livable communities and plan for future sustainability of the network. Participate in the development and implementation of sustainability and environmental programs as part of Foundation’s civic leadership activities. Develop and maintain information on best practices and standards, key thought leaders, public and private funding streams and public policy issues focusing on sustainable communities, greenways and open space planning and other emerging urban issues. Qualifications: Prefer master’s degree or bachelors degree with academic/professional experience in environmental science, urban planning, community development; 3-5 yrs professional experience in land use & green initiatives; planning, implementing, budgeting, evaluating and securing funding for programs, and project management; proficient in Microsoft Suite applications and internet research; Demonstrated ability to: Think creatively, critically and analytically; Write clearly, concisely and persuasively; Manage multiple tasks while meeting tight, frequent deadlines; Work collaboratively with and on teams, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds. E-mail cover letter and resume to Diana Greig (dgreig@cfsem.org). (posted 1-18-11)

Program Director, Ruth Mott Foundation (Flint) 
The Ruth Mott Foundation desires a Program Director to manage the Foundation’s grant making programs. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and program team to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the strategies for each of the Foundation’s program areas.. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the liberal arts, social sciences, communications, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred with demonstrated success as a team leader working in program development and grant making. Salary range $115-$125,000. See www.hiringsolutionsllc.com for further information and to apply.(posted 1-18-11)

Development Director (Detroit)
Due to growth in 2010 and anticipated further growth, WARM is seeking to add an experienced Development Director to their team. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising plan that will guide WARM Training Center to meet ambitious fundraising goals. The successful candidate will direct and facilitate all aspects of WARM’s development department including both public and private sector fundraising activities. In addition, the Director will lead WARM’s communications programs including public relations, marketing and communications. For a complete job description, please see WARM’s website at www.warmtraining.org To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements to Robert Chapman, Executive Director, atapply@warmtraining.org. WARM Training Center, named a 2010 Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press, has been promoting sustainable affordable communities since 1981. WARM is an equal opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse workforce.(posted 1-14-11)

Vice President of Business Development (Ann Arbor)
Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan (PPMSM) is seeking to fill the position of Vice President of Business Development. PPMSM provides quality healthcare to 50,000 patients. Our service area, where we can provide health and education services and raise funds, is in Berrien, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Van Buren, Wayne, Washtenaw, Genesee, Shiawassee and Saginaw counties. We currently have 15 health centers in Ann Arbor (2), Benton Harbor, Brighton, Detroit, East Lansing, Jackson, Lansing, Livonia, Warren, Ypsilanti, Flint, Burton, Owosso, and Saginaw. We are seeking a fast thinking individual with strong leadership and strategic thinking abilities. The individual must thrive in a challenging and fast paced environment and should be decisive, persuasive and enthusiastic. This dynamic position is principally responsible for providing strategic planning and operational leadership germane to the organization’s patient base, market share, and revenue. This includes developing new market initiatives and analyzing business opportunities that yield revenue generation and result in sustainable growth. In collaboration with senior management, this role is critical in executing the business functions of the medical department consistent with PPMSM’s mission, values, goals, and objectives. A complete description is available here(posted 1-13-11)

Administrative Assistant (Royal Oak)
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, a non-profit dedicated to assisting interfaith houses of worship reduce their energy use and become more sustainable, seeks an Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director based in Royal Oak. This contractual, part time position assists the Director with all needed administrative duties and limited member services functions to ensure growth and development of the organization. A complete description is available here(posted 1-13-11)

Positions are posted daily on the Michigan Nonprofit Job Center at www.MNAonline.org/nonprofitjobcenter.aspx.